I was reading on a blog called How Do You Do it? Moms of Multiples Tell It Like It Is, when this particular entry Delighting In Your Children caught my attention. It's worth a read especially if you are a M.O.M.
About halfway through the entry when the author discusses having one-on-one time with your children is what hit home. I have to say that I want to start doing this more and more. After only taking Kaylie to that party this weekend it made me feel exactly how the writer describes. I was a different mom that day. I was more relaxed and could focus on her and not have my attention split. Reading about running a simple thing as an errand with one child in tow made me realize this. They have such a different experience alone than if they are together. I want that for my children. I want them to learn to hold my hand and walk into a store--experience freedom from the stroller. I want them to know that they have ALL of Mommy's attention. It would be a great way to form OUR bond--just the two of us. I have read before about having one on one time with each child but in the day to day hustle it tends to easily get forgotten. Usually whoever gets up from nap first is the one who gets those precious MINUTES with me alone. I'm going to change that and make more of an effort to take them out alone.
Anyway, just thought I would share my newest revelation on this journey.